Packers-Lions: The Winning Numbers

How did the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions and win their sixth consecutive game? We have the 20 numbers that tell the victorious tale.

0: Interceptions thrown by Aaron Rodgers during the Packers’ six-game winning streak.

0: Victories over playoff teams by Detroit. The Lions went 0-5, becoming the fourth team in NFL history to reach the playoffs while going 0-5 (or worse) vs. teams that qualified for the postseason since the league went to a 12-team format in 1990.

0: Giveaways by the Packers. They had only one during their six-game winning streak.

0: Cornerbacks, of Green Bay’s top three to open the season, who were on the field for most of the second half, with Sam Shields (concussion) on injured reserve and Damarious Randall (knee) and Quinten Rollins (neck) sidelined vs. the Lions.

1: Green Bay was plus-1 on turnovers, thanks to Micah Hyde’s late interception of Matthew Stafford. The Packers were plus-14 during their winning streak.

1: Team was below .500 through Week 11 and wound up making the playoffs. That would be the Packers.

3: Receptions for Packers receivers in the first half, with one each by Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison.

6:00: Time in which the Packers trailed on Sunday. They had trailed for 1:44 during the first five games of their winning streak.

12: Touchdown receptions by Adams for the season, which was tied for second in the NFL.

13: Receptions for Packers receivers in the second half, with five apiece by Nelson and Adams and three by Allison.

14: Touchdown receptions by Nelson for the season, which led the NFL.

21:23: Green Bay’s time of possession in the second half.

40: Touchdown passes by Rodgers for the season, second-best in team history behind his 45 during his second MVP season of 2011. Rodgers led the NFL this season, throwing two more than runner-up Matt Ryan of the Falcons.

72.7: The opponent completions percentage against the Lions for the season. That’s the worst in NFL history, being the Colts’ 71.2 percent. If there’s a bright side for the Lions, they held Rodgers to 69.2 percent on Sunday.

100: Victories by the Packers over the Lions. Green Bay is the first team in NFL history to beat a team 100 times.

100: Percent red-zone efficiency by the Packers, who went 4-of-4 inside the 20-yard line. Green Bay scored 17 touchdowns on 24 red-zone possessions in the final six games, a success rate of 70.8 percent. They were at 54.8 percent in the first 10 games.

106.5: The opponent passer rating against the Lions for the season. That’s the seventh-worst in NFL history. Detroit holds three of the bottom seven all-time.

122.8: Rodgers’ passer rating during the Packers’ six-game winning streak.

126.0: Rodgers’ passer rating vs. the Lions.

245: Consecutive passes without an interception by Rodgers to end the regular season. That’s the second-longest streak in Packers history behind Bart Starr’s 294.

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